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post 16 Nov 2012, 06:22
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Here's one for sale in the UK: ukp3,500 series I, RXH 431 with overdrive - is this one known to you, Howard? (probably a silly question (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) )
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C339035
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Interesting to see it has a 'Cowley' grille (the vertical finishers are missing)
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post 17 Nov 2012, 10:57
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 16 Nov 2012, 06:22 ) *
Here's one for sale in the UK: ukp3,500 series I, RXH 431 with overdrive - is this one known to you, Howard? (probably a silly question (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) )
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C339035
(IMG:http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/morris/3169252.jpg)
Interesting to see it has a 'Cowley' grille (the vertical finishers are missing)


I know it well - we covered it in one of the issues of Quality First - it was found stored in a garage in Dorset a few years ago where it had sat for a long period. It was Empire Green, had no rot, so was rescued by it's previous owner who was a retired paint sprayer/panel beater. He rebuilt the engine and obviously painted it - even ended up buying a spares car from yours truly when the engine turned out to be a little incontinent (the spares car had an unrun rebuilt unit). It has the twin carb set up and is an original overdrive equipped car, but does need some interior attention - the front panel is an Isis one by the way, if you look closely you can see the holes for the clips - Rick never found a whole set when he owned it! The current owner belonged to the club many years ago, then sold all his cars and moved house - he bought the car a couple of years ago I think as Rick didn't drive it much any more, and had big plans for it. However, he has health problems that have curtailed these plans, which is very sad - hopefully someone has now taken it on. I did put someone in touch with Jesse (current owner) who is another Isis owner but am not aware of it's current status.

Pics attached of when I delivered the 'spares' car - any excuse for a delve into the archives...

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As delivered.

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Just before I had a test drive!

Cheers, Howard.
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post 19 Jan 2013, 20:03
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This one is on eBay: 621 YUB

Standard question: Howard - have you had anything to do with this one?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-ISIS-GREE...id=440761287027

Sorry I can't link to the photo directly.
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post 19 Jan 2013, 23:48
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This is one of the photographs from the advert.

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post 20 Jan 2013, 06:02
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very nice ..gg
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post 20 Jan 2013, 09:33
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 19 Jan 2013, 20:03 ) *
This one is on eBay: 621 YUB

Standard question: Howard - have you had anything to do with this one?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-ISIS-GREE...id=440761287027

Sorry I can't link to the photo directly.


Might have (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

It would appear I am the guilty party referred to in the ad as completing the 'nut and bolt' restoration - I did a lot of work on the shell, and rebuilt the engine, plus had it painted etc, but sold it to a friend who had the interior re-trimmed so I am not totally responsible!

Pic as found - note only part of the front wings remain!

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Pic as finished - £9000? Not bad for a car rescued for £150...

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I have loads of pictures of it in bits if anybody is interested - it was really rotten (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif)

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post 20 Jan 2013, 09:46
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have loads of pictures of it in bits if anybody is interested - it was really rotten


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post 21 Jan 2013, 21:06
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QUOTE (Danny @ 20 Jan 2013, 09:46 ) *


Your wish is my command...

If you study Isis case histories you will have seen Green/Green Series II saloon 495 AAU for sale a few times, claiming a £20k restoration - this was the spares car for that resto! I bought it from the chap who had the rebuild done because it was overdrive equipped and maybe suitable for spares - then I decided I had a bit of spare time and needed welding practice (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)

This is it after I had removed the half front wings (previous owner had cut off the good bits)

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Doesn't look too bad but you should have seen the filler!

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Or the rot...

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Time to get grinding/folding/welding etc - yippee!!
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post 21 Jan 2013, 21:21
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In my next tea break (this was all done at work in 'spare' time - it only took a year or so) - I did another bit.

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Eventually all the welding underneath was completed, and I could prime/seam seal before turning my attention to the bits above sill height (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)

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And it was sort of ready for the paintshop - there was much levelling required of the rear wings because one had previous accident damage, and both had 'fabricated' wheel arches! There are pictures, but they can wait until tomorrow - you can take so much tin worm in my book (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif)
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post 27 Mar 2013, 08:15
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621 YUB is on eBay one more time.
ukp7,000 this time
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-ISIS-GREE...=item3cd02a715d
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post 27 Mar 2013, 12:26
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Very nice looking motor,the only thing that would put me off,not just this car but any with the advert,"rare car only x number left",this means no spares or very very few. so can be a massive expense.Ted
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post 28 Mar 2013, 07:56
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QUOTE (fjp @ 28 Mar 2013, 01:26 ) *
Very nice looking motor,the only thing that would put me off,not just this car but any with the advert,"rare car only x number left",this means no spares or very very few. so can be a massive expense.Ted

I agree - the listing is not terribly accurate in its wording - it mentioned Oxford running gear... methinks not... an Oxford doesn't sound like this (IMG:http://www.wolseleyforum.com/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

And what you say is no doubt true for many. Part of the attraction for me is the similarity the Isis has with other models and discovering the parts that can be shared, so apart from a small number of trim items and the front wings there is a reasonable parts availability for a car with not many surviving members.
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